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heinous

n. bad; bad-looking; horrible, as in heinous crime. (A standard English word, used in a slangy context.) Where on earth did you get hat heinous outfit?
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They said police visibility should be further increased while the three branches of government should find a way to resolve "in the fastest way possible all heinous crime cases under litigation.
Expressing his heartfelt sympathies with the members of the bereaved families, the Governor has said that the element involved in this heinous crime will no more remain at large and will be brought to justice.
In a letter to President of the United States Barack Obama' President Zardari while extending his deepest condolences said that government and people of Pakistan condemn this heinous act of terrorism in the strongest possible terms.
It is a heinous crime and the accused should be given capital punishment,' they said and demanded a stern action against those who organized a pro-rape rally shielding the criminals.
There is no need to amend Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) Act's Section 364-A rather there is a need to ensure punishing culprits involved in heinous crime in order to build trust and confidence of the victim families in the judiciary.
The promoters of human rights and non-government organisations' activists are opposing the amendment proposed by the senate standing committee allowing the public hanging of criminals involved in heinous crimes against children below the age of 14.
Although, on the other side, the welcoming response the acquitted accused have received from some political parties is rather disappointing and shows the stance of many being supportive of the mob and their heinous act.
Farinas said among the amendments in the bill was a provision allowing church officials and civic rights groups to assist a person accused of a heinous crime.
The police party cordoned off the area and arrested the dreaded proclaimed offender Zar Bakht Ali S/O Mir Dad r/o Banda Dawood Shah wanted to police in 18 heinous cases including murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, target killing and extortion and recovered two hand grenades, one Kalashnikov along-with two chargers and 65 rounds.
In a statement released this afternoon, the Foreign Ministry condemned "this heinous crime", expressing its support for the "Jordanian brothers in their fight against terrorism.
Masum said in a statement today that on Wednesday passes the Twenty-eighth anniversary of the crime of hitting the city of Halabja with chemical weapons by the leaders of the Baathist regime in a heinous crime of unspeakable human brow over time.
Frances Fitzgerald believes "burglary of a person's home is a heinous and traumatic crime" and she's dead right.
RAMALLAH, July 31, 2015 (WAFA) - The Palestinian Authority Friday condemned the heinous murder of an 18-month-old Ali Saeed Dawabsheh from Duma, South of Nablus and held the Israeli government fully responsible.
JEDDAH, May 24 (KUNA) -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud addressed Sunday a cable to Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on a recent heinous crime targeting a mosque at Qudayh village.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister, on Tuesday, condemned the barbaric, heinous and disgusting killing of Jordan's pilot Moath al-Kasasbeh by the terrorist organization "Daesh".